Australia

Australia

 

In 1788 or thereabout, the first vines were planted in the vicinity of Sydney. Nowadays, Australia has 62 winegrowing areas and roughly 170.000 hectares (some 420.000 acres) of vineyard. Australia started off as a producer of fortified wines in the Port and Sherry mould, befitting of a colony of the British Empire. It was only in the fifties of the twentieth century that winegrowers saw the potential of Australian table wine. One man may be responsible for that: Max Schubert. His creation of "Grange Hermitage" showed the world that world class wines could be made in Australia. Today, the country is a well-respected producer of all styles and types of wine (the whole concept of monovarietal wines was invented in Australia) in all price ranges. More and more the search is on for individuality and regionality and even geographically defined single vineyard wines.

 

The Australian climate is suitable for winegrowing, although drip-irrigation will be needed in most cases. Most wines are produced in the southern states of the country, in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, and of course in the southern part of West Australia and on the island of Tasmania. The buzzword is "cool climate", which gives fresh and aromatic wines. This is true of Tasmania in particular, making it an excellent site to grow sparkling wines.

 

 

 


  • Barramundi Chardonnay
    Barramundi Chardonnay
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  • Barramundi Chardonnay/Viognier
    Barramundi Chardonnay/Viognier
    Producer: Barramundi Grape variety: - Region: Murray Darling Read more
  • Barramundi Shiraz
    Barramundi Shiraz
    Producer: Barramundi Grape variety: - Region: Murray Darling Read more
  • Barramundi Shiraz / Petit Verdot
    Barramundi Shiraz / Petit Verdot
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  • Barramundi Pinot Grigio
    Barramundi Pinot Grigio
    Producer: Barramundi Grape variety: - Region: Murray Darling Read more
  • Barramundi Pinot Noir
    Barramundi Pinot Noir
    Producer: Barramundi Grape variety: - Region: Murray Darling Read more
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